"I dream of building a community of dancers
in a forsaken place amidst nature. A place where
nothing exists, except dance. A place where you
breathe, eat, sleep, dream, talk, imagine - dance.
A place where all the five senses can be refined
to perfection. A place where dancers drop negative
qualities such as jealousy, small-mindedness,
greed and malice to embrace their colleagues as
sisters and support each other in their journey
towards becoming dancers of merit."
"A place called Nrityagram."
– Protima Gauri (October
12,1948 - August 18, 1998)